Based on its name, we expected UVK - Ultra Virus Killer to be an antivirus program. While it can help protect your computer from threats, that's not exactly how it works; instead of detecting and removing viruses, it "immunizes" your computer against them, as well as a variety of other unauthorized changes. Between that and a whole suite of other features, UVK provides a powerful option for protecting your computer.
The "immunization" that UVK provides focuses on three areas: Windows startup and log-on, system registry entries, and Internet and Windows Explorer. Immunization of any of the domains within these categories will prevent unauthorized changes, which could be anything from a virus to an unwanted browser toolbar. UVK gives users the option of backing up their registry before immunizing anything, which is always a good idea. In addition to this useful feature, UVK also provides users with a process manager and killer, a memory modules manager, and a manager for startup entries and scheduled tasks. There are also tools for managing Windows services and drivers and an alternate streams manager, as well as features for managing files and folders. The UVK scan will scan a variety of different domains and create a report. The program comes with a fairly detailed Help file that explains both the use of and the reason for many of its features. Overall, we think that UVK - Ultra Virus Killer is an interesting and potentially very useful program. Users should always be careful before they go tinkering with their registry, but used judiciously, UVK provides powerful control over your system.
UVK installs politely but leaves a folder and a Start menu item behind upon removal.